Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Frugal Friday Wrap Up 11/18-11/24 2017


Brand new large cozy throw.  I loved the color and pattern!

   I'm late again in posting.  I took a blogging break for Thanksgiving through the weekend because we were busy enjoying family and friends.  Jeff had a 4 days weekend so I wanted to spend time with him too.  We had a wonderful time four days with lots of love, laughter, family and friends!  I took Monday off to recover from all the fun and am still feeling it today but oh was it ever worth it! 😁 Onto my savings for the week.

I was craving burgers so I made some venison burgers for dinner.  I had mine with tomato chutney that my cousin Jeremy made.  YUM!

~Saturday I went to a family Ladies Brunch at Heather's aunt Cha Cha's house.  It was so much fun and there was tons of delicious food there.  I made a plate to take to Jeff too.
~Jeff watched the little boys while Heather and I were at the brunch.  Jeff took a pizza over for their lunch and they were so excited.  Heather and I came back to find all 3 of them cuddled up on the couch together watching a movie.  I so wished I had asked Heather to take a picture of them.
~We went in to do some shopping after the brunch and hit Goodwill where I found a brand new Anne Klein black tote bag for $12.99.  Jeff also found 2 new sleeveless shirts.  Other great finds were a brand new crib sheet in package that we are giving to Rachel and Jaysn for Steven, a brand new throw blanket and a cd that Jeff wanted.
~We needed coffee so we got some at the grocery store.
~Saturday night we hot tubbed and also watch all 3 Men in Black movies.  Jeff and I both love those movies and it made for a late, but fun night.

Great score on a brand new Anne Klein tote for $12.99 at the thrift store.

~Sunday Jaysn and Rachel invited us over for a late lunch.  She made a delicious lasagna in the crockpot.  We played with Steven and had a great time together.
~We stopped by the grocery store on the way home to get some coffee (do you see a theme here) and I found 4 packs of giant bakery muffins for .99 each.  The college students have all headed home for Thanksgiving break so the baked goods were marked way down.
~We hot tubbed again and then watched the movie "I.Q.".  We had not seen it in years and love it.
~Monday I stayed home and made some homemade chicken noodle soup. I also took care of the hot tub maintenance and worked on laundry.  Jeff vacuumed the entire house and remade the bed since I stripped it down to wash all the sheets.
~I worked out a menu plan for the week based on things that we had here and that needed to be used up quickly.
~I'm continuing to work my points programs as time allows.
~Tuesday was pretty much a crash day here but I did manage to make venison burgers for dinner while Jeff got a salad ready for us.
~Wednesday I made twice baked potatoes with bacon and cheese to take with us to Chris and Heather's for Thanksgiving. I ran out of sour cream so I substituted plain yogurt for it.  I do this all the time and it turns out well. All I have to do tomorrow is heat them up and we are good to go!
~Jeff got a whole sack full of magazines ready to donate to the library for me.

More thrift store finds.  A new crib sheet for Steven's crib and a Dierks Bentley CD for Jeff.

~I ordered a new tracfone for myself that will work out here in the boonies.  Jeff has the same one so I know it will work.  I was able to get a really good deal on a triple minute, triple data, triple text and I got a 120 minute card (which triples) with it.  I went through the link for amazon.com at Swagbucks and am hoping that I will get some points for it.  I also used some credit I had at amazon to offset the cost.
~Jeff and I had leftovers for dinner on Wednesday night.  I needed the room in the refrigerator.
~Thanksgiving Day we divided our time between Chris, Heather, the little boys and my cousin for lunch and then headed in to spend the afternoon with Jaysn, Rachel, Steven and Rachel's mom and sister.   It was wonderful to get to spend all that time with family.  Rachel's mom was so sweet and made us a pie and gifted us with homemade pickles and tomato jelly. 
~We did hit the Black Friday sales at Walmart that started Thursday evening.  Not only did we get jammies for the little boys and some blu ray and dvds, but we also scored big time on marked down Italian Sausages while we were there.  Jeff divided up the packages of sausages into 4 per package and we froze most of them.
~We watched movies on Netflix that evening.
~Friday I got the wontons made for the party on Saturday.  Jeff helped me with those.  We were both sore so we hot tubbed that evening and then watched movies.

   I do hope that all of my friends enjoyed spending time with your family and friends also.  You know we all have so much to be thankful for don't we?  Be blessed!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful but busy week.
    Glad you got so much family time in.
    Have a good week.

    1. Thanks Cheryl! I hope you have a good week as well. :)

  2. I think you had a great time over the Holiday weekend. I just sneezed and coughed.

    1. I am so sorry you were ill. I hope you are feeling better now. (((((HUGS))))

  3. Hi Debbie!
    Well, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Portugal, but we have so much to be thankful for everyday! I'm glad you're feeling better and got to spend time with your loved ones!

    1. Hi Paula! Sometimes I forget that Thanksgiving is an "American" and "Canadian" holiday )celebrated on different dates). I think it would be wonderful if there was a worldwide day of Thanksgiving. :) YOu are right, we do have so much to be thankful for!

  4. I am so happy that you could get through the weekend and enjoy all your family and activities. Way to go.
    I had a burst of energy last Wednesday and actually did some long neglected house cleaning. For about two hours. Yipee. Then I crashed for a few days. HA! So it goes.
    Cheers, SJ

    1. Thanks SJ. :) I'm glad you were able to get some house cleaning done but I am sorry about the crash. I have spent the last few days in a light "crash/flare" along with headaches. I knew this would happen but it really was worth it. ;) Be blessed!

  5. Yes, we do pay a price some times. Praying for you.

  6. So glad you had such a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. Good bargains and finds, too!


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